How to Enter
If you have an innovative design project you believe is worthy of recognition, then we want to hear from you.
Please review the Timeline, Eligibility Criteria and Fees below before submitting your entry to the Australian Good Design Awards.
Entries Open Fri 20 February 2023
Early Bird Deadline Fri 17 March 2023
Entries Close Fri 14 April 2023
Judging May to July 2023
Ceremony Fri 29 September 2023
The Australian Design Prize was established to recognise individual designers who are making or have made, a significant impact in Australian design over the course of their career.
AUSTRALIAN DESIGN PRIZE RECIPIENTS
2022 – Robert Pataki OAM
2021 – Ros and John Moriarty
2020 – Michael J.S. Bryce AM AE KStJ
2019 – Mark Armstrong
2018 – Paul Schremmer
2018 – Carl Nielsen (Awarded Posthumously)
The Good Design Team of the Year Award is a special honour bestowed annually to a design team who consistently performs at the highest level in the annual Australian Good Design Awards and has made a positive and tangible impact in establishing and maintaining a design-led culture within their organisation.
The Award aims to inspire companies to build and maintain a design-led culture throughout the organisation.
- Evidence that the organisation is design-led from the CEO down and that design forms part of the DNA of the organisation.
- The Design Team has cultivated a culture of creativity and leadership where everyone in the organisation is inspired and influenced by the power of design.
- The Design Team is consistently recognised in the annual Australian Good Design Awards and other credible international design award programs.
GOOD DESIGN TEAM OF THE YEAR RECIPIENTS
2022 – Meld Studios
2021 – Blackmagic Design Team
2020 – Design + Industry
2019 – Caroma Design Team
2018 – Breville Design Team
The Michael Bryce Patron’s Award is presented annually by the Patron of Good Design Australia.
The Award recognises and celebrates the best Australian designed product, service or project in the annual Australian Good Design Awards and is awarded to an entry that has the potential to shape the future economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects of our planet.
The Michael Bryce Patron’s Award honours Good Design Australia’s inaugural Patron, the late Michael J.S. Bryce AM AE KStJ to recognise the enormous contribution he made to Good Design Australia and to the Australian design community over the course of his career. We hope this Award will ensure his legacy continues to be recognised in perpetuity through the annual Australian Good Design Awards.
MICHAEL BRYCE PATRON’S AWARD RECIPIENTS
2022 – Groote Archipelago Housing Programme
2021 – LAVO Green Energy Hydrogen Battery
2020 – ellume.lab
2019 – Sans Forgetica
2018 – NurseWatch
2017 – Sofia 2
2016 – The Safety Compass
2015 – Transportable Building Collapse Training Simulator (Joint Winner)
2015 – High Resolves (Joint Winner)
2014 – Community Centred Innovation: co-designing for disaster preparedness
2013 – Quicklay Fire Attack Pack
2012 – MineLab F3 Compact Metal Detector
The Women in Design Award was established in response to the significant gender imbalance within leadership roles in the design industry.
This award seeks to recognise and celebrate women who have made significant contributions to the industry and hopes to encourage a more diverse and equal representation within leadership roles and in the design and creative industries in general.
There is no cost to nominate and nominators can submit more than one nomination.
- Nominees must be Australian citizens or women working and living in Australia.
- Nominations are also open to Australian women currently working overseas.
WOMEN IN DESIGN AWARD RECIPIENTS
2022 – Leah Heiss, Melbourne-based designer and Monash University academic
2021 – Simon LeAmon, Hugh D.T Williamson Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, National
Gallery of Victoria
2020 – Mia Feasey, Founder and CEO of Siren Design
2019 – Sharon Gauci, Executive Director at General Motors and the first Australian woman to hold this position
The Indigenous Design Award is proudly presented by RMIT University and recognises and celebrates the important contribution that Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander designers make to Australian Design across the spectrum of design disciplines and practice.
This award welcomes nominations of Indigenous individuals as well as projects where at least one member of the design team identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
RMIT and Indigenous Community representatives evaluate nominated submissions and select the overall winner for the Award based on specific evaluation criteria.
INDIGENOUS DESIGN AWARD RECIPIENTS
2022 – Yalinguth: Can You Hear the Land
2021 – Kevin ‘Uncle Gavi’ Duncan with Turf Design Studio for Gosford Leagues Club Park
2020 – Deadly Allstars Healing Garden Co-Design
2020 – David Unaipon (Awarded Posthumously)
2019 – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Career Pathways Service
2018 – Australian Indigenous Design Charter
The Powerhouse Design Award is chosen from the annual Australian Good Design Awards and the criteria includes good design, innovation and the significance of a design to Australia’s culture. The Award is given to a project that has potential to make a significant improvement to the quality of health, wellbeing or the environment. This Award recognises the important role of design in harnessing the challenges of science and technology to make a positive impact on our lives.
Powerhouse has proudly recognised excellence in Australian design as part of the annual Australian Good Design Awards since 1992.
POWERHOUSE DESIGN AWARD RECIPIENTS
2022 – Parramatta Escarpment Boardwalk
2021 – Ceres Tag – Animal Monitoring Technology
2020 – Rapid Shield
2019 – RangerBot
2018 – Fashion Revolution Australia
2017 – BES Rehab EXOFLEX Hand Therapy and Assessment Device
2016 – Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project
Good Design Australia’s Automotive Design Award is a special accolade within the Automotive and Transport Category to recognise excellence in automotive design and styling.
Vehicles entered into the Automotive and Transport Category in the annual Good Design Awards will also be considered for the Best Exterior Design Award and Best Interior Design Award as part of the jury process.
- Visual impact and appeal
- Design detail
- All round visibility
- Pedestrian considerations and safety
- Ease of driver maintenance and cleaning
- Predicted durability and material choice
- Ease of entry and egress
- Seating and adjustability
- Control location and ergonomics
- Control feel and function
- Predicted durability and material choice
- Luggage capacity and security
AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN AWARD RECIPIENTS
Best Exterior Design – Hyundai i30 Sedan N
Best Interior Design – Genesis GV60
Best Exterior Design – GMC Hummer EV
Best Interior Design – Hyundai IONIQ 5
Best Exterior Design – Fonzarelli NKD
Best Interior Design – VLocity VL80 Passenger Train
Best Exterior Design – Alpine A110
Best Interior Design – Tesla Model 3
Best Exterior Design – Lexus LC Coupe
Best Interior Design – Volvo XC60